Senega Snakeroot (Polygala senega), packet of 30 seeds


Family: Milkwort (Polygalaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 7
Herbaceous perennial. Native to eastern north America and Canada. The knobby and characteristically keeled root of this plant is the part used.  Traditional usage (Native American, TWM): stimulating expectorant, antitussive, pneumonia.  There is a strong undercurrent of interest in growing this plant, due to continued demand and diminishing wild resources. Cultivation: Extra care. Sow in summer, fall, midwinter or very early spring for germination in the spring as the ground warms up. Transplant out to moist woodlands or shade garden. Space plants 6 inches apart. Grows to 1 foot tall.
30 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, untreated, no GMO’s

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    Ellie Strand

    Ellie Strand

    Purchased bare root last fall. Emerged early and growing vigorously in almost full shade.

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